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About Monique Music in Video Games
September 19th, 2007 by Monique | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

Lara Croft The music in video games is often neglected and confined to the background. People praise game play, characters, plot, and even voice acting, but rarely do they praise a video game based on its soundtrack. And yet, as gamers, we all know the Zelda theme by heart, we can whistle the Mario Bros theme, and we all remember “One Winged Angel” from FFVII. This is because, despite being tucked away and out of the spotlight, music is integral to video games. It sets the scene. It creates ambiance. It creates immersion. Fast-paced beats set our hearts racing, and slow violins warn of us an impending Hallmark moment.

Arguably, without music, video games would not be where they are today.